This is a lovely hotel! My friend and I spent two nights at the Westin Edmonton and loved it. From the moment we pulled up and were greeted by the valet to when we left we were impressed by the excellent, friendly staff. Staff were all very friendly (chatting in the elevators and greeting us with genuine smiles) and helpful. We asked for directions and recommendations on eating.
While there we used their electronic concierge as well. This system, set up on 3 ipads, is a very good way to find everything you need and how to get there. The location of the hotel is ideal. It is close to the main business section of town and is walking distance to City Hall, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Library, City Centre Mall, and a number of restaurants and shops. The transit system in Edmonton is also quite good and we were able to get everywhere we needed to go on public transit. A number of buses stop right outside the hotel and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) has a stop near the hotel as well.
The rooms were very nice. We enjoyed all the luxury I have come to expect from a Westin hotel. The linens were very soft, clean, and fresh. There were plenty of towels in the room and a lovely robe for use during the stay. The beds are very comfortable. The rooms are tastefully decorated in modern neutrals creating an inviting and enjoyable room experience.
While visiting we took advantage of the pool and sauna. There is a full workout room with new equipment. The salt water pool was very nice. It is long enough to swim lengths (although a little irregularly shaped) and the right temperature for swimming or casual playing. The change area and washrooms in the pool area are a touch on the small size, but they have everything you need. Fresh towels are provided by the pool as well as lounge chairs. The sauna is a dry ceder sauna and was very nice after swimming.
The spa attached to the hotel was lovely. The staff was casual friendly and made us feel very welcome. It is not the most up to date spa but they have a full line of services including hair, make-up, and massage. They accommodated our last minute request for a pedicure and massage and we received excellent service.
We did not eat at the restaurant as we found the food prices a little high and the food did not meet our restricted diets. In order to have a drink in our room they had to escort us up with the beverage covered and we were not able to enjoy a glass of wine with our spa services. This was a little disappointing and I would encourage them to expand their liquor license.
Overall we had an excellent stay at The Westin Edmonton. I highly recommend this hotel and I look forward to my next stay. I will not even consider another hotel the next time I am in Edmonton!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of downtown, a few steps away from the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley Park system. We are within a 10 minute walking distance of the Shaw Conference Center, Roger's Place Arena, and the City Centre Mall. Staying at The Westin Edmonton means you are moments from the best shopping, dining, arts and entertainment Edmonton has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Edmonton Hotel Edmonton
- Westin Edmonton
- Edmonton Westin